IF Tokyo gets the 2020 Olympics, then I will get back to formal Japanese study and get ready to be a volunteer.
So - I just woke up early (noisy cats) and watched the ceremony on Tv and actually shouted in surprise when Tokyo was announced as the winner!
I really thought/hoped it would Istanbul.
But now - Tokyo!
So, next week have to make good on my promise and sign up for Japanese classes so that by 2020 I am ready to join the party.
Last year I enjoyed London so much, the sport and the atmosphere in the country. It will be wonderful to be at another Olympics.
My Japanese language is good enough for speaking and listening, but not at all good for reading and formal Japanese understanding. I need to study.
A few years ago I volunteered for the Nordic Ski World Cup in Sapporo, but after a few weeks I had to quit. Volunteers got so much paperwork telling us about the event, so much written information - I couldn't read any of it. So I sadly dropped out. The Olympics will be worse.